Additional years of Australian Rural Clinical School undergraduate training is associated with rural practice
- Year: 2013
- Author: Forster, Lesley; Assareh, Hassan; Watts, Lisa D; McLachlan, Craig S
- Journal Name: BMC Medical Education
- Journal Number: 13
- Publisher: BioMed Central
- Published Location: London, United Kingdom
- ISBN: 14726920
- Country: Australia
To understand the influence of the number of years spent at an Australian rural clinical school (RCS) on graduate current , preferred current and intended location for rural workforce practice.
Increasing the length of time beyond a year at an Australian RCS campus for undergraduate medical students is associated with current work location, preferred current work location and intended work location in a rural area. Spending three years in a RCS significantly increases the likelihood of rural career intentions of non-rural students.